Thursday, December 07, 2006

McCain on the Iraq Study Report

Senator McCain issued a statement on the Iraq Study Group. You should read it. While supportive of their effort, he addresses his concerns with the recommendations around the roles of Arab-Israeli peace and the regional conference with Iran and Syria. He also questions setting a date for withdrawal by positioning their recommended troop buildup as ‘short-term’. All of his concerns are legitimate ones as McCain continues to look for realistic solutions to problems rather than what might be politically expedient.